Sakima Smith

Sakima Smith, MD

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Physician

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine

Accepting new patients
4.9 out of 5
  • 30 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 11 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

614-293-7677

About Me

I am a heart-failure transplant cardiologist, and I believe that the gift of life is truly amazing. I am particularly interested in working with patients that are critically ill and working together towards improving their quality of life.

I am a firm believer in providing individualized care to my patients. I take this approach in the clinic and when I'm designing new translational research projects.

I enjoy working at a large academic medical center such as The Ohio State University because I am able to interact with world leaders in different fields of study. I am constantly provided with opportunities to be educationally engaged.

In my free time I enjoy playing basketball, spending time with my family, traveling and attending Ohio State football games.
Highlights
  • Associate program director, Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship Program, 2015
  • James V. Warren Fellowship Research Award, 2014
  • Robert Wood Johnson Faculty Development Grant, 2015
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation in 2014
  • Named to Castle Connolly's Regional Top Doctors and Top Black Doctors lists

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Organ Transplantation
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Heart-Assist Devices
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Transplantation
  • Coronary Care Units
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hypertension

Locations Where I Practice

Heart and Vascular

in Outpatient Care New Albany
6100 North Hamilton Road
5th Floor, Suite 5B
Westerville, OH 43081
614-293-7677

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Temple University School Of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
9/3/2002 - 5/18/2006

Residency

Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Saint Louis, MO
6/21/2006 - 6/22/2009

Fellowship

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
7/1/2009 - 6/30/2012

Fellowship

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
7/1/2012 - 6/30/2013

Fellowship

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
7/1/2013 - 6/30/2014

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine/Cardiovascular Disease
11/2/2012

American Board of Internal Medicine/Advanced Heart Failure-Transplant Cardio
10/13/2016

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Cardiovascular Medicine

More About My Work

Reviews

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

30 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    5.0 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.9 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Jan 27, 2024

    Very professional, courteous and asked pertinent questions pertaining to patients issues and care.

  • Reviewed on Jan 26, 2024

    Very knowledgeable, and genuine concern

  • Reviewed on Dec 23, 2023

    I like Dr.Smith he always answers my questions and listens to my concerns and treats me with respect

  • Reviewed on Dec 08, 2023

    Dr Smith is excellent. So glad he took me on as a patient!

  • Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

    Dr. Smith is amazing - he listens to every word and concern and addresses them accordingly - in a way very easy to understand - he explained visually - showed me the answer and has improved my health. He is probably one of the most compassionate and educated drs. I've ever had - (and I've seen tons) - 5 STAR. he is an asset to OSU Medical Center.

  • Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

    Good frank talk with Dr. Smith. Very reassuring friendly prompt.

  • Reviewed on Dec 09, 2022

    Dr. Smith is one of the best in the business, he goes above and beyond for his patients.

  • Reviewed on Nov 27, 2022

    All good!

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 09/30/2022, Dr. Smith has reported no relationships with companies or entities.

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